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Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

Priest already deemed sexually violent sentenced again

Aug. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first Catholic priest in the U.S. to be labeled sexually violent when he was convicted in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri in the 1990s. Fred Lenczycki, 75, pleaded guilty in May to two counts of sodomy for crimes that occurred from...

4 children saved from St. Louis fire; apparently left alone

Aug. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four children under the age of 4 believed to have been left alone without adult supervision were pulled from a burning home by St. Louis firefighters on Thursday, and fire officials said they're lucky to be alive. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said three of the children were in cardiac...

Hudson solid, Cardinals crack Keller in 6-0 rout of Royals

Aug. 14, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson kept quickly scraping through scoreless innings, even as his Royals counterpart was putting together a no-hit bid that was starting to set social media ablaze. St. Louis eventually cracked Brad Keller in spectacular fashion. Kansas City never did...

Sanchez, Yankees beat Orioles for 16th straight time, 6-5

Aug. 14, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees' season-long dominance of the Baltimore Orioles ended with Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres being linked to Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. And while Sanchez was modest in his thoughts about the achievement, other Yankees did not hesitate to express their amazement. Sanchez's...

Chiefs' new defensive staff comes from varied backgrounds

Aug. 14, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The first step in what became a top-to-bottom overhaul of the Kansas City Chiefs defense began when coach Andy Reid replaced coordinator Bob Sutton with Steve Spagnuolo, the former St. Louis Rams coach and longtime NFL defensive coordinator. It was an obvious, unsurprising move in...

Flaherty goes 7 innings as Cardinals edge Royals 2-0

Aug. 13, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The two words that Cardinals manager Mike Shildt kept using to describe the reasons behind Jack Flaherty's phenomenal pitching success since the All-Star break were conviction and command. The Royals probably have a few choice words to describe Flaherty, too. The right-hander tossed...

Ex-St. Louis prosecutors disciplined over police cover-up

Aug. 13, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday disciplined two former St. Louis assistant prosecutors for their role in the cover-up of a police officer's assault of a handcuffed man. Judges unanimously agreed to block former assistant circuit attorneys Ambry Schuessler and Katherine...

Gillibrand to visit St. Louis to decry state abortion limits

Aug. 13, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. A new state law bans most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. But the restrictions have yet to take effect and...

'It's not right': 7-year-old boy shot to death in St. Louis

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Xavier Usanga was supposed to start second grade Tuesday. Instead, grief counselors were consoling his would-be classmates at Clay Elementary School, after the 7-year-old boy became the 11th child killed by gunfire in St. Louis since June. Xavier was shot Monday afternoon while standing...